Mozart - Betulia liberata | Aparte AP235

Mozart - Betulia liberata

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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP235

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 25th September 2020

Contents

Artists

Sandrine Piau
Amanda Forsythe
Teresa Iervolino
Pablo Bemsch
Nahuel Di Pierro
Accentus
Les Talens Lyriques

Conductor

Christophe Rousset

Works

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Betulia liberata, K118

Artists

Sandrine Piau
Amanda Forsythe
Teresa Iervolino
Pablo Bemsch
Nahuel Di Pierro
Accentus
Les Talens Lyriques

Conductor

Christophe Rousset

About

Composed in 1771 to a libretto by Metastasio tracing the well-known biblical story of Judith and Hollofernes, Betulia liberata was Mozartís first oratorio. The Assyrians have laid siege on Bethulia, and its people are losing hope that the city will be freed. Judith, a beautiful and deeply religious widow, succeeds in penetrating the enemy camp and seduces Holofernes, before killing him in his sleep.

Often described as a stroke of genius, Betulia liberata shows the dramatic intensity of which Mozart was already capable at the age of just fifteen and the influence of his early experiences with opera.

Cast:
- Amital: Sandrine Piau
- Cabri & Carmi: Amanda Forsythe
- Giuditta: Teresa Iervolino
- Ozia: Pablo Bemsch
- Achior: Nahuel Di Pierro

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